masks to clapping with a "Ratsche" (a traditional-classic wooden "sound-producing" toy). Gengenbach also boasts a picturesque, traditional, medieval town centre ("Altstadt"). The traditional town Gengenbach is the proud owner of the world's biggest advent calendar. The 24 windows of the 18th century town hall represent the 24 "windows" of an Advent calendar. The town also hosts a department of the The Graduate School of Offenburg University
. The coat of arms of Wittlingen was granted 1906 and show the arms of Baden impaled by a plow iron as a symbol for the agricultural character of the town. The blazon is ''Or a Bend Gules impaling Azure a Plowshare Or point upwards''. '''Hechingen''' is a town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated about
of the neighboring Schwäbische Alb to the east. To the west it borders to Bavaria and the meteor crater Nördlinger Ries. '''Giengen''' (full name: '''Giengen an der Brenz''') is a historic city in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is situated in the district of Heidenheim (Heidenheim (district)), north-east of Ulm, at the southern foot of the Swabian Alb. '''Pfullendorf''' is a small historic city in the district of Sigmaringen (Sigmaringen (district)) in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. '''Wangen im Allgäu''' is a historic city in southeast Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It lies north-east of Lake Constance in the Westallgäu. It is the second-largest city (Population: 27,157 in 2005) in the Ravensburg (Ravensburg (district)) district and is a nexus (wikt:nexus) for the surrounding communities. From 1938 to 1972, Wangen was the county seat of the Wangen rural district.
, of which Württemberg (very roughly the eastern half) is normally considered part of Swabia. To the east of Baden-Württemberg is the state of Bavaria, with Bavarian Swabia (Swabia (administrative region)) in pink. '''Swabia''' (sometimes '''Suabia''' or '''Svebia''') ( , colloquially also ''Schwabenland'' or ''Ländle'') is a cultural, historic and linguistic (Swabian German) region in southwestern Germany. Character, culture and, stereotypes
is one of a few municipalities in Rems-Murr district, which has no areas. In Aichholzhof is the biggest school complex, called "Bildungszentrum Weissach im Tal, with all three types of schools after the elementary school (Hauptschule, Realschule and Gymnasium (Gymnasium (school))) around a radius of about 30 km (~16,6 nm). '''Neckarwestheim''' is a municipality with 3524 inhabitants in the Heilbronn (Heilbronn (district)) district, Baden-Württemberg
-Württemberg , Thuringia and into the Czech Republic to Prague. Almost all lines are run at fixed frequencies, mainly hourly. More frequent services are laid on especially at peak times. The Munich-Nuremberg Express provides a fast local service between the two cities over the high-speed link to Ingolstadt and Munich, offering a cheaper alternative to the ICE. *1945 - Elbe Day: Soviet (Soviet Union) and American (United States) troops meet near Torgau * 1952
Staatsgalerie New State Gallery (1980) with its controversial modern architecture. Among others, this gallery houses works from Max Beckmann, Dalí (Salvador Dalí), Matisse (Henri Matisse), Miró (Joan Miró), Picasso (Pablo Picasso), Klee (Paul Klee), Chagall (Marc Chagall) and Kandinsky (Wassily Kandinsky). Religion The religious landscape in Stuttgart changed in 1534 as a direct result of the Reformation (Protestant Reformation).
risen to prominence over the centuries as soldiers, churchmen, diplomats, and academics — one was even a famous fashion designer. Sometimes the name is Gallicized (French language) as '''de Furstenberg''' or Anglicized (English language) as '''Furstenberg'''. Rhine-Neckar has a population of some 2.4 million with major cities being Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. Other cities include the former Free imperial cities (Free imperial city) of Speyer and Worms
File:Wirkoennenalles.jpg thumb 250px A campaign sticker, translated, "We can do anything. Except speak Standard German." This is an allusion to Baden-Württemberg being one of the principal centres for innovation in Germany and having many inhabitants with distinctive dialects.
The sobriquet ''Ländle'' ("small land" or "dear land" in the local dialect) is sometimes used as a synonym for only the Swabian part or the whole of Baden-Württemberg.